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WTF, '96 Cobra runs 14.5??????????

Ok, I have a cobra, look in my sigs for mods. I ran a best of 14.5 at 96.57 mph. 60 foot time is 2.332. Reaction time is a .604. I would just scan the whole slip and put it on here. But I don't know how to post pictures. Can you guys tell me what I'm doin' wrong. Is this just a slower production cobra or what? I ran this about a month ago and just forgot to post about it. The night was cool with low humidity. Any suggestions?

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First off clinton, what type of tires were you running? it seems with your 60ft times that you were spinning quite badly. What RPM did you launch at? Alot can play a factor with your times. Try to give as much info. as possible. Tom


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Sorry, forgot to mention that, they were Kumho 255/40/ZR17's all the way around with a slight heating. I feel like those times are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!
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My first time ever on the strip I got a [email protected], 2nd time was [email protected], 3rd time [email protected] had lots and lots of spin all three times and my 60' times were all around 2.3sec...Went to another track and it hooked up a little better and I got my time in my sig with a 2.1 60' time...

My DR's just got here today and I can't wait to try them out when the wheels come in...I feel I can get low 13's with what I have and a little more practice...

Are you shifting at around 6800? Your mph even seems low to me...should be more around 100mph...my best time had a 98mph only because it was a different track than I was used to and they didn't have the finishline marked very well and I let off towards the end...I usually leave the line at about 2500-3000rpms and feather the clutch out until the rearend hooks...doesn't work for me all the time though, still get moderate spin on my street tires...

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Clinton,

Your ET is being affected by your poor 60ft time. I have problems in this area also. For every .1 sec you shave off your 60 foot time you will drop .2 sec off your ET. Get some drag radials to help with traction.

Your mph should be roughly 100mph at sea level. What altitude is the track you are running at? I would check your plugs, wires and do a compression check just to be sure everything is normal.

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Something is bad wrong....

...because on my first ever pass in my 96(which was also my first pass down a dragstrip ever) I ran a [email protected], 60' was about 2.1 and was on SZ50's. This was with 4.10's a K&N and Eibachs as my only mods. With the mods you have I'd expect way better than mid 14's.

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Been there, done that. I've never posted the times I got in my '98, because I was too embarassed. 14.5 sec, at about 102 if I remember correctly. 60-ft times in the 2.6 range :-(. My excuse: I was spinning through 1st, 2nd, AND into third. How's that for crappy traction? :-).

'course, it might also be related to the fact that I suck at drag racing. I've only taken my car to the track once.
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Think thats bad I ran [email protected] 106.2 on a 100 shot with the mods you see and 275/40/17 Nitto 555R's

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You guys are all posting equivalent times due to inexperience, but look at his MPH. The MPH is terrible. You should be trapping atleast 102 in good weather.

Possibilities:

1. You aren't shifting high enough

2. Altitude????

3. Something fixible is broken on the car.

4. You got a slow one and shouldn't invest another dime in the car until you get this sorted out. DON"T INVEST MORE MONEY IN SLOBRAS!!!!! If it is a slow one sell it and get another one. Too damn much trouble, and you'll always be disappointed!

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In addition to all the comments above about tires and 60 ' times etc, I would add that drag racing is a sport that requires a lot of skill. A lot of folks think they can just go to the track to see what it will do. It's just not that simple.

There are a lot of excellent racers on this forum. They got that way by mostly racing for many years. And...like any other sport, some people just have more talent than others. It takes practice, practice, and more practice. You are comparing yourself and your times to other more experienced racers. Don't do that. Just slow down, start off slow with your launches, and work your RPM up. Learn to control your feet. And most of all...don't take this so seriously...have fun! MHO


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Oh yeah, i forgot to mention that my best friend has an '01 SS Camaro. The best he could run was about a 14.1 at maybe 99.8 mph. The altitude is maybe 500 feet here in waco. The track is a POS. It is an old airport strip. What do you guys think? I'm really stumped. This was also my first time at the track. But my friend with the SS used to drag all the time. Maybe I should just put the 4.30's back in and REALLY let the traction problems go.

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Those times suck. You probably need more practice. My 1/4 mile times improved by .7 sec in one day as I got better. It's hard to get traction with these cars. Borrow some slicks if you can. Maybe put your car on the dyno to see if you're making the kind of power that you should be making.

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You've got to have some sticky rear tires and some practice getting used to how the DOHC needs to be driven. I remember that I was so frustrated when I first took my car to the strip that I wanted to quit.

By the way, I can't imagine why you took the 4.30's out. If you're frustrated now, try racing your car with 4.30's and stock-type radials!

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i went to maple grove for the first time this year and my first run was a 14.6 @ 102.75. luckly no one was there so i got a lot of runs in to practice. i evently got it down to a 13.542 @ 104.64. when i first got the car a little over a year ago, i was running 14.5's at 99. i wanted to sell the car. but all it took was practice! and a few bolt on's. the track you went to sounds like it sucks. my brother has a 95 ta and it ran 13.9's at like 102, and they make alot less power from the factory than the ls1 powered cars. he should have ran alittle faster also imo

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I think the main focal point here needs to be on his MPH....That car has a problem, and may be a serious one at that. My stock 98GT (pre 200 rwhp mark) ran a best of 14.5 @ 96.51 and that may not even be my best mph with that time(60ft were in the 2.2/2.3 range). I'd be pissed and would ask around for a local FOMOCO man to look at your car. IMO


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The MPH does sound a little low -- but I've been told by more than a couple of people that the difference between running 100 mph traps and 104 mph traps can be as simple as shifting 500 rpm too early.

Wrap that bad boy until the tach hits 7000, then shift. If you're still in double digit trap speeds, something is wrong.
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MPH sucks ass Traction won't effect mph that much. When I first got my car it had a 4.10 gear and a borla catback. Took it to the track and with 2.0-2.1 60fts I ran 14.3-14.5 @ around 95-96mph. Turns out that my IMRC had taken a ****. The only thing I can think of is that either you're shifting too low or the IMRC's aren't opening. After I replaced the IMRC control box the car picked susbstantially. Night and day difference.

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The altitude is maybe 500 feet here in waco. The track is a POS
Oh boy, sounds like you were at Temple Dragway. That place is a pile for sure. They do zero prep on the track so it is a slick as ice. Back when my GT was naturally aspirated (240rwhp or so) the best I could do there was 14.1 or something like that. And that was with drag radials. I still spun like crazy if I went full throttle quickly. So take it from a fellow racer, your times are probably more of a reflection of the poor track than anything.
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It feels like the IMRC's open around 3500 or so. It picks up a lot after that. How can I tell for sure if they are opening? Am I gonna have to get a dyno tune or something? Maybe I'll just call Houston Performance and ask them to fix me up with a new motor. I wish!!

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Actually, I was at Prarie Hill Raceway. It is worse than Temple. You go down the track feeling "thump, thump, thump" from the huge gaps in the concrete.

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Re: WTF, '96 Cobra runs 14.5??????????

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Ok, I have a cobra, look in my sigs for mods. I ran a best of 14.5 at 96.57 mph. 60 foot time is 2.332. Reaction time is a .604. I would just scan the whole slip and put it on here. But I don't know how to post pictures. Can you guys tell me what I'm doin' wrong. Is this just a slower production cobra or what? I ran this about a month ago and just forgot to post about it. The night was cool with low humidity. Any suggestions?

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My very first pass in my car, when it was completely bone stock w/ temp tags still on it was a 14.7 @ 97mph. It took a lot of time to figure how the hell to drive the car.
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It feels like the IMRC's open around 3500 or so. It picks up a lot after that.
3500 is right. If you feel a noticable gain in power at about 3500, then your IMRC's are operating.
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MPH sucks ass Traction won't effect mph that much. When I first got my car it had a 4.10 gear and a borla catback. Took it to the track and with 2.0-2.1 60fts I ran 14.3-14.5 @ around 95-96mph. Turns out that my IMRC had taken a ****. The only thing I can think of is that either you're shifting too low or the IMRC's aren't opening. After I replaced the IMRC control box the car picked susbstantially. Night and day difference.
HOw do u know if you imrc's are working correctly or not? I can feel them open up around 3200 or so but feels like my car is stalling or not wanting to go from about 5 grand and upward. I ran my cobra two weeks ago and could only manage a 14.4 at 100, is something wrong with my car or what? It did dyno 279 that day tho.
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HOw do u know if you imrc's are working correctly or not? I can feel them open up around 3200 or so but feels like my car is stalling or not wanting to go from about 5 grand and upward. I ran my cobra two weeks ago and could only manage a 14.4 at 100, is something wrong with my car or what? It did dyno 279 that day tho.
I honestly really couldn't feel whether they were opening or not. I raced some of my friend who were mid to high 14sec cars and I either barely edged them out or lost. I then took it to the track and my trap speeds were like 93-95mph. I knew something was up so I took to the dealer and had my friend out it on the computer for me and sure enough it threw a code for the IMRC's.


And yeah, about 5000k upward it felt like a dog.

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I honestly really couldn't feel whether they were opening or not. I raced some of my friend who were mid to high 14sec cars and I either barely edged them out or lost. I then took it to the track and my trap speeds were like 93-95mph. I knew something was up so I took to the dealer and had my friend out it on the computer for me and sure enough it threw a code for the IMRC's.


And yeah, about 5000k upward it felt like a dog.


Well im gonna take it to a dealer tomm and let my friend put the pc on it and run the codes, cause my ces light is still on.. It came on after the install of my mils, go figure and gives a code for the O2 sensor up front everytime, so im afraid a computer scan wont help me but im gonna try it out tom. My trap times were 14.4 at 100. something and thats the best i had. I did dyno 279 but my HP on the chart was up and down way more than avg. My line across my dyno sheet is so jagged its not funny...
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MPH sucks ass Traction won't effect mph that much. When I first got my car it had a 4.10 gear and a borla catback. Took it to the track and with 2.0-2.1 60fts I ran 14.3-14.5 @ around 95-96mph. Turns out that my IMRC had taken a ****. The only thing I can think of is that either you're shifting too low or the IMRC's aren't opening. After I replaced the IMRC control box the car picked susbstantially. Night and day difference.
This is exactly right. I had my car tuned, and found out that my IMRC plate on the passenger side was not opening due to a broken cable that opens the plate. It was completely snapped in half. At that point my car was running low to mid 14s, with plenty of mods (slower than stock) so I knew something was very wrong. I dynoed at an amazing 220rwhp. After the IMRC cable was fixed, I dynoed at 278rwhp. The cables for your IMRCs run behind the intake manifold, and are covered in black electrical tape. Check to see they aren't frayed/broken and are operating properly. I bet they aren't. I ran a [email protected] with my IMRCs broken, check my sig. to see what a difference it makes.

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How much will it cost to have a dealer scan for codes? I'm kinda strapped for cash right now (its in the shop getting $3300 worth of body work done). The places here in Waco are pretty shiesty about even touching a Cobra (there aren't any SVT dealers here). Am I gonna have to take it to Austin just to have codes checked (100 miles away). Lata

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Well it'll be about $70 for the dealer to scan for codes. However, my car did NOT set off a code for the IMRC cable being broken. That is why I didn't know about it for so long. If you have a check engine light, you need to get that checked out (so long as your codes aren't due to removed catalytic converters). Otherwise, you shouldn't get a check engine light, or a stored code in the computer for a bad IMRC cable, or plate malfunctioning.

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This is exactly right. I had my car tuned, and found out that my IMRC plate on the passenger side was not opening due to a broken cable that opens the plate. It was completely snapped in half. At that point my car was running low to mid 14s, with plenty of mods (slower than stock) so I knew something was very wrong. I dynoed at an amazing 220rwhp. After the IMRC cable was fixed, I dynoed at 278rwhp. The cables for your IMRCs run behind the intake manifold, and are covered in black electrical tape. Check to see they aren't frayed/broken and are operating properly. I bet they aren't. I ran a [email protected] with my IMRCs broken, check my sig. to see what a difference it makes.

well im gonna pull the codes tomm from it and see what i get. Im certain ill get a code for my o2 sensor cause i have everytime before, even tho i have mils out back. I dynoed 232 then 266 and 279 so maybe its working sometimes and not the other? How can i check it, just remove the tape and look?
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Okay, I pulled out my first time slip with my cobra:

14.57 @ 100.94
2.4 60'

how about a
14.7 @ 101.5
2.3 60'

the car went

13.6 @ 104, in stock trim, once i figured out how to drive it.

your problem could be a combination of both driving and or the track.

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That MPH is low... It sounds like your IMRC are working. But if it stumbles in the upper RPM's it sounds like you need to clean you IAC valve. ( I think that is the name) Also change the plugs to some copper ones and get some good new wires and air filter and even a new fuel filter. A lil PM goes along way! My first runs sucked also but with practice it will improve.

I see that all the time at the track. New people bring their cobra out and expect it to run like mine (see sig for times). They then get upset or thing something is wrong or they think I am spraying because they cant get out of the 14's. And that is their first time at the track. They dont know that last year alone I made over 125 passes. So practice, pracice, practice.

As far as the tires. They will hook.. (see my sig again ) You just have to heat the heck out of um. I also have about 150 passes (and about 15K miles on them and it is time for new tires.

The times in my sig are befor the gears and chip. I am waiting on my BFG drags right now.

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Not what you want to hear, but here goes.

I ran my 96 cobra with the same mods as you(3.73's, K&N, BBK O/R h-pipe, 2 Chamber flows, and Kumho ECSTA 265/40/17's warmed up with a quick 1st gear burnout) and my result was almost the same. I ran 14.91 @ 96mph. That is with a 60ft of 2.36 sec and an altitude of 4800ft. I was shifting around 6900rpms and I was launching at about 1,000rpms.

So looking at your time I would say that either you were:

A) Shifting too soon(say 6100rpms or so)

B) You let off at the end of the track OR

C) Something is wrong with your car.


My times are far from even being decent at this altitude. If I were running 14.5's @ 96mph near sea level, then I would be even more sick to my stomach. I hope it is just something simple like "A" or "B" because that will be much cheaper to 'fix' than suggestion "C"

Hope none of this post seems like a flame... I suck as a driver and just wanted to give you my input since we had the same combo's, tires, and similar times at two totally different altitudes.

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Could you guys who have learned how to drive your cobras by putting in some time at the track share some of your wisdom with the rest of us. I haven't gone to the track yet with my Cobra and when I do I would like to have an idea of what RPM to launch at and what rpm to shift at (7000?) Also do you guys stay in 3rd or go into 4th- I have stock gears and assume I could ride out 3rd. Any info would be greatly appreciated as my rice burner friends and buddies with 99 and 2000 GT's will rip me a new A$$ if my car runs like a dog.
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Could you guys who have learned how to drive your cobras by putting in some time at the track share some of your wisdom with the rest of us. I haven't gone to the track yet with my Cobra and when I do I would like to have an idea of what RPM to launch at and what rpm to shift at (7000?) Also do you guys stay in 3rd or go into 4th- I have stock gears and assume I could ride out 3rd. Any info would be greatly appreciated as my rice burner friends and buddies with 99 and 2000 GT's will rip me a new A$$ if my car runs like a dog.
Depending on starting line condition, the stickier it is, the quicker you release the clutch and higher rpm's. Rarely do I dump the clutch.....usually a 4000 rpm launch while riding out (in and out on the clutch) until my traction is good. Shift at redline.........and that means above 6800 on your stock tach. The stock tach is fairly accurate under normal acceleration, but under hard acceleration, the reading is a tad slow. Now shifting.....that's your choice.....I don't power shift.
Yes, if you have the stock 3.27's, then wind it through the traps in 3rd gear.
BTW, this is using street radials/drag radials.
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Depending on starting line condition, the stickier it is, the quicker you release the clutch and higher rpm's. Rarely do I dump the clutch.....usually a 4000 rpm launch while riding out (in and out on the clutch) until my traction is good. Shift at redline.........and that means above 6800 on your stock tach. The stock tach is fairly accurate under normal acceleration, but under hard acceleration, the reading is a tad slow. Now shifting.....that's your choice.....I don't power shift.
Yes, if you have the stock 3.27's, then wind it through the traps in 3rd gear.
BTW, this is using street radials/drag radials.
Pretty much the same thing here. But I was running Kumho's. Did a nice long 2nd gear burnout. (I know, I know, dont do long burnouts on street tires but you cant argue with consistand 1.97-2.04 short times with Kumho's.) But I launch about 2700 and feather the cluch. Shift as high as you can and with stock gears ride 3rd out! BTW I dont power/speed shift. But am pretty fast with a stick in my hand
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